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Positive definite quadratic forms on Banach spaces

This is a question about characterizing Hilbert spaces in terms of quadratic forms. Let $X$ be a real Banach space and $E$ a bounded quadratic form on it, it is called positive definite if ...
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Measurability of a map that takes a functional to its composition with a linear operator

Let $(X,\Sigma_X)$ be a measurable space such that $\Sigma_X$ is countably generated. Let $B_b(X)$ be the Banach space of all bounded $\Sigma_X$-measurable functions $X\to\mathbb{R}$ equipped with ...
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1answer
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Nuclear vs Integral operators on Hilbert spaces

Consider the Hilbert space $L_2=L_2[0,1]$. Is it true that for each nuclear (trace-class) operator on $L_2$ there exists a function $K\in L_1(L_2)$ such that $$Tf = \int\limits_0^1 K(s) f(s) ...
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An extreme point of the ball of the space of compact operators

It is very easy to see that the unit ball of $c_0$ has no extreme points. I was trying to spot any extreme points in the unit ball of the space of compact operators on a Hilbert space (a ...
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Special kind of operators

Consider an operator $A: H \longrightarrow X$ ($H$ is a Hilbert space and $X$ is a Banach space) that has a representation $$ A = \sum_{j=0}^\infty a_j \langle \cdot, e_j\rangle \cdot x_j,$$ where ...
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Decomposing bilinear forms in Hilbert spaces

You are given a complex Hilbert space $H$ with two equivalent Hilbert space structures $<,>$ and $<,>'$. Define $<,>''=<,> + <,>'$ to be the sum of our two scalar ...
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Banach spaces with simple best approximate solutions

Let $\langle V,||.||\rangle$ be a Banach space such that: $\;\;$ for all continuous linear maps $\: L : V\to V \:$ and members $v$ of $V$, there exists a unqiue member $u$ of $V$ $\;\;$ that ...
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1answer
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Infimum over all vector-valued L^2 spaces

Suppose I have a Banach space $E$ (which may be finite dimensional if you wish), a Hilbert space $H$ and a tensor $\tau \in H\otimes E$ in the algebraic tensor product. There are lots of ways to ...
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Subspace of $L^2$ that lies in $L^\infty$

Let $E$ be a closed subspace of $L^2[0,1]$. Suppose that $E\subset{}L^\infty[0,1]$. Is it true that $E$ is finite dimensional? PS. This is actually a question from the real analysis qualifier. I came ...
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1answer
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If $H$ is a separable Hilbert space, is its dual dense in $L^2(H)$?

Let $H$ be an infinite-dimensional, separable Hilbert space, and let $\gamma$ be a Radon probability measure on $H$ with mean zero and covariance operator the identity $I$. Let $H^*$ denote the space ...
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If $H$ is a separable Hilbert space, is $L^2(H)$ separable?

Let $H$ be a separable Hilbert space, and let $\gamma$ be a Radon probability measure on $H$ with mean zero and covariance operator the identity $I$. Is the Hilbert space $L^2(H,\gamma)$ separable?
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Can a self-adjoint operator have a continuous set of eigenvalues?

This should be a trivial question for mathematicians but not for typical physicists. I know that the spectrum of a linear operator on a Banach space splits into the so-called "point," "continuous" ...